Nov 30, 2012 4:00pm PST
walmart. first let me tell you warehouse workers in southern california have petitioned to include wal-mart as a defendant in a lawsuit about wages. theythe average costco worker makes $17 an hour. and average wage for walmart work is $8.81 an hour. >> cenk: that is an enormous difference. costco is not out of business. they're profitable and per employee, this gives you a sense of size, per employee they make significantly more profit than walmart does. now, there is blend of difference businesses and different reasons but if you pay your employees well, you don't go out of business. >> it makes me glad that i'm a costco girl. they have a spinach salad that i love. the dressing, i go in there for that and $300 of stuff i never needed like toilet paper for life. >> we know where to go if we need toilet paper. >> cenk: let me give you one number about that. walmart, of course, is enormously profitable but they're much larger so they make $15 billion in profit every year. but costco, which is smaller makes $1.7 billion. it's not like there is only one way to do business. like a budge
Dec 14, 2012 1:00am PST
selling legal pot in california. that should be really interesting. south korea what are they doing right with their educational system. is it this? >> the virtual teacher leaves this 16-year-old with virtually no time off. >> we work harder. >> cenk: he studies until midnight, gets up at 6:00 in the morning. that's crazy but a really interesting story. we'll talk about it a little bit later. >> you think our politicians fight? get a load of this. [ bell rings ] >> cenk: damn familiar we'll get to that and tell you where that's from. down goes susan rice. the republicans got her. also on the show, an unbelievable injustice regarding the bankers. don't miss that story. and elbow of the day brings back some justice. all right. it's go time. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> cenk: you know the fiscal cliff negotiations continue. today, john boehner walked out of congress and walked towards the white house. they are going to continue to talk about -- there he is, doing it. duh-duh-duh-duh duh-duh. how are things going in congress? well let's take a look. oh, my god what are they doing to each other?
Dec 17, 2012 4:00pm PST
dies. we move to california city, california. murder-suicide again a 76-year-old kills a 51-year-old woman and then himself. then we go to charlotte, north carolina a 21-year-old male found dead from gunshot wounds. we're still on saturday. a three-year-old in oklahoma, accidently shoots and kills himself. this is what happens when you have guns in the house. you think oh, no that wouldn't happen to me until the three-year-old accidently kills him. don't do it. in roy utah, still on saturday, a man shoots at wife and police. he shoots at his neighbors. they have to evacuate the whole area standoff after standoff. shooting after shooting. we're still on saturday. in newport beach california, a man arrested for firing 50 shots and miraculously no one hurt. if these would have landed half the time it would have been an unbelievable tragedy just the next day. we're lucky he missed. then in birmingham, alabama police shoot and kill suspect with an ak-47--that's two stories in alabama and two stories in nevada, and i've lost track of the stories in california. we're finally on sunday, in t
Dec 11, 2012 1:00am PST
♪ ] >> cenk: the california teachers association released an eight-minute video that talks about the rich who might be diverting money away from the public good. it has fox news tremendously angry so it must have something good in it. >> at other times rich people decided they weren't rich enough so they came up with ways they could get richer. the first way was through tax cuts. they didn't mind fewer services for everyone. schools, public safety, the roads, parks, libraries public transportation all wasn't into decline. the rich people didn't care. they said everybody gets what they deserve. >> cenk: now it overgeneralizes the rich people a little bit too much other than that it's absolutely true. but then they found something controversial in the video that they can attack. >> ordinary people wondered why rich people needed so much money, the 1% said don't worry this is good for you too because if it will trickle down from us to you. >> cenk: all right maybe a bit much, trickle down, i get it. now of course the voice that have is ed asner. he's the legendary actor and it made fox news'
Dec 4, 2012 4:00pm PST
being followed around in california by tmz among other folks. they spotted him at a costco. he has glasses on, a hat on and he's trying to hide. not really working--watch. [ ♪ music ♪ ] [ ♪ music ♪ ] [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: that's almost kind of sad. that's not the right look for mitt romney. everybody is here. ana kasparian, jayar jackson and michael shure with you guys. so, first of all ana let me just start on the romney thing there. >> sure. >> cenk: man he's corporate look is the look for him. he looked like a creeper in that outfit. now the thing is, my question to you is what would you do if your mitt romney. >> i would do exactly what he's doing now. i think it's funny that people are picking on him and making fun on him. it looks sad because we look at him as this extremely fabulously rich guy who probably doesn't do anything himself. but who doesn't enjoy a trip to costco with a free sample. >> cenk: and he's in la jolla it's time to enjoy that car. liz with us as part of our crew today. we have word that he's joining the marriott board for the third time. is t
Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
anything. you were selling bongs. >> legally selling bongs. we had a factory in gardena california. we were paying taxes. there was a little law that was only used once on me, i think a paraphernalia law that said it was illegal to ship paraphernalia across state lines. that made it a federal offense. by the way joe biden wrote the law. >> cenk: i hope you're right. biden and obama don't have a great record on this. let's bring in a different point of view. you and i agree we're optimistic about the laws that we hope it goes in the right direction and spreads across the country. i'll bring in sandra, a member of colorado concern. i don't believe she shares our point of view. what is your take on legalizing marijuana in colorado. >> good evening cenk, happy to be here. i represent the business community, and we're very concerned about the passage of amendment 164 and it's implication for business and for colorado. >> cenk: why? >> that's our concern. >> cenk: i don't get that? i guess if you represent the alcohol companies you might be worried about competition but why the business. >>